One of the most popular places to move to when you want to get away from the drab British climate and other things that get you down. While there are many towns and regions that attract ex-pats, particularly on the Costa Blanca, two that are chosen as the new home of Brits more often than any others are Cabo Roig and Benidorm. Perhaps you have wondered which is better though if you are looking to buy property in Spain.
In the following article, we will look at some of the pros and cons of each town, to help give you some insight into which town may suit you better.
Cabo Roig, otherwise known as the Jewel of Costa Blanca, is also an intriguing place that is really a story of two halves. One half of Cabo Roig is a lively party town where tourists go dancing the night away into the early hours of the morning. The other half is the tranquil seaside town full of European Blue Flag beaches with pristine white sand and amazing vistas of the crystal-clear, Mediterranean Sea from the jagged and dramatic cliff edges you can walk along.
One thing to remember, because of the nightlife, the town can be quite a busy and noisy place during the summer months, particularly in July and August. Busier and noisier than January through to March. So if you are looking for 24/7 360 days a year bliss and quiet, Cabo Roig might not be right for you.
With an increase in urbanisation in recent years, there are plenty of affordable properties for sale in Cabo Roig such as villas and apartments to choose from in this lively resort.
Benidorm, much like Cabo Roig, is a lovely paradisaic, coastal town with beautiful Blue Flag beaches and lots of breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. Because it has been popular for longer, it is more established as a getaway for ex-pats looking for a new life. Obviously, it is famous for its holidaymakers and also Brits buying properties and businesses there.
However, Benidorm in the past has had something of a bad reputation – mostly because of the above – rowdy tourists parting, getting drunk and causing trouble. In recent years though, it has become a lot quieter thanks to other resorts becoming more popular with young and lively tourists looking for a fun weekend of debauchery.
If you want to benefit from the weather, scenery and beaches, the culture and an easier way of life; with the added bonus of there being a considerable amount of British people to make friends with; Benidorm may be the right choice for you. Although, it is obviously recommended you learn the language as it would help your relocation go smoother, this is true of both Cabo Roig and Benidorm.
There are many benefits to buying property and living in Benidorm and Cabo Roig a lot of what is the right choice for you, will depend on your own preference.